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Poster: Jania Date: Aug 20, 2008 12:07pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FTP Information?

Well, using the helpful hint that I could substitute "FTP" for "HTTP," I did manage to connect my FTP client (Filezilla) to the Internet Archive server. I connected to the server by copying this address into the "host" box: ftp://ia341005.us.archive.org/2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16/

However, Filezilla used only this to connect: ftp://ia341005.us.archive.org and deleted the sub-folder information.


What I cannot figure out now is how to access any of the directories on that server. In the "remote site" box, I tried copying the full string above but got an error message. My various other experiments met with the same fate, as evidenced by the following failed commands.

Command: CWD /FTP directory /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16/ at ia341005.us.archive.org
Response: 550 Prohibited file name: /FTP directory /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16/ at ia341005.us.archive.org
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: CWD /FTP directory /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16/ at ia341005.us.archive.org
Response: 550 Prohibited file name: /FTP directory /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16/ at ia341005.us.archive.org
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: CWD /FTP directory /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16
Response: 550 Prohibited file name: /FTP directory /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: CWD /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16
Response: 550 Can't change directory to /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16: No such file or directory
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: CWD /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16
Response: 550 Can't change directory to /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16: No such file or directory
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: CWD /items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16
Response: 550 Can't change directory to /items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16: No such file or directory
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: CWD /mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16
Response: 550 Can't change directory to /mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16: No such file or directory
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing

I would appreciate further guidance on how to actually connect to the appropriate directory, and then to download the files I want. Thank you.

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Poster: kustota Date: Aug 20, 2008 6:07pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FTP Information?

i can't help you with that. on my side, connecting with ftp client works well. you can do it the other way - use http + download manager (flashget or any other).

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Poster: Jania Date: Aug 22, 2008 11:31am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FTP Information (downloading via FTP)

OK, I figured out what the problem was after checking out this post:

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=170095

I was logging into the FTP server using my regular Internet Archive login and password. Apparently that didn't give me access to the folders on the server, even though it did let me login to the server.

When I used the login name "anonymous" and a random password (or perhaps no password at all) I connected to the server and was then able to navigate the folders and find the files. It would still be useful if someone with appropriate authority could update the FAQs on the site with the instructions at the link above.

Thanks to everyone who makes this an unbelievable resource.